What is a thread lift?
A thread lift is a rejuvenating treatment that uses specialised surgical threads to lift sagging skin, giving a tighter, more youthful appearance. The threads are made from Polylactic acid, a naturally occurring substance that has been used in medicine for over 25 years. The Polylactic threads gradually stimulate collagen production to restore facial volume and smooth out deep lines and wrinkles.
What is it used to treat?
- Sagging cheeks
- Deep lines and wrinkles
A thread lift can target the entire or specific areas of the face depending on your concern. These areas include the lower jaw, contour, cheeks and cheekbones.
Thread Lift is a safe, permanent procedure that offers subtle and natural looking facelift results whilst at the same time being minimally invasive.
In general, the best candidates for a Thread Lift include both women and men who want a better and more permanent effect than fillers can provide, but do not want to undergo a full facelift or brow lift operation. You will, most likely be aged 35 – 65 and have moderate drooping of the soft tissues of the brow, face and neck rather than severe. Your dermatologist will explain what can reasonably be expected from this procedure and whether or not you are likely to benefit.
You need to keep your feet grounded and be realistic when it comes to the expectation from a contour Thread lift. Despite the many great things that a thread lift can accomplish, you must also keep in mind that the procedure has its limitations. Most of the patients that go through thread lift surgery are pleased with the outcome. They have greater self-confidence and greater self-esteem. You will have a totally natural look and you will look more refreshed and younger.
You may experience some mild discomfort during treatment, however a local anaesthetic will be used to minimise any pain caused and to prevent any soreness.
Your skin will look immediately firmer, with lines and wrinkles appearing softer. Gradual results will also be seen over time as the Polylactic acid gets to work for a natural look. Collagen production will be stimulated and lost volume will be restored.
The treatment can last up to 18 months. The threads are completely biodegradable and will be safely absorbed by the body over time. Factors such as exposure to the sun and lifestyle choices may affect how long results last. An ongoing effective daily skincare regime is crucial to help promote and achieve optimum results.
You may experience some light bruising, swelling or redness after the treatment, however this will subside on its own within a few days.
Yes it can. Popular treatments such as dermal fillers and skin peels can sometimes be taken at the same time. Upon your consultation you will be able to discuss your specific concern and treatment needs.